Film Screening: “Pushed Up the Mountain”
Thu. February 16 @ 5:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Come join the Carolina Asia Center and the UNC Department of Communication for a screening of the feature-length documentary Pushed Up the Mountain, directed by UNC’s own Prof. Julia Haslett.
PUSHED UP THE MOUNTAIN is a poetic and personal film about plants and the people who care for them. Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world. Beginning in the Scottish Highlands, the film travels between conservationists in Scotland and China who devote their lives to the rhododendron’s survival. Patiently observed footage of conservationists at work combines with centuries-old landscape paintings and the filmmaker’s speculative voice to create a thought-provoking film about human efforts to protect nature for and from ourselves.
Doors open at 5:30pm, with the screening starting at 5:45pm. At 7pm, we will have a Q&A with Prof. Julia Haslett.
This event is free and open to the public.
The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.